David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/19/19 9:28 a.m.

The American leg of their latest tour kicked off last night, and we were there--front row, even! (Not on the floor, but still front row.)

And, yes, they again brought a plane with them. 

spacecadet
spacecadet Dork
7/19/19 9:41 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Thats cool 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
7/19/19 10:23 a.m.

I remember seeing these guys way back in the 80s. It was incredible. It looks like their shows have just gotten better.

I also remember talking to one of my school librarian about wanting to read the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, and she was very surprised when I told her I found out about it through a heavy metal band. Same with Charge of the Light Brigade. I think it changed her opinion of the loud music we were listening to.

SkinnyG
SkinnyG UltraDork
7/19/19 10:50 a.m.

Iron Maiden are great story tellers. There is a lot of good history in their songs.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/19/19 12:22 p.m.
SkinnyG said:

Iron Maiden are great story tellers. There is a lot of good history in their songs.

Yup. Add to the list: Aces High. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/19/19 12:34 p.m.

Also, I'm not one of those people who record concerts with their phone. I'll snap a few photos and maybe a few seconds to share, but when I realized that I was watching history, yeah, I recorded a bit more. This was the opener, by the way. Talk about coming out of the gate on the rev limiter. 

 

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/19/19 2:30 p.m.

Go figure, their video from last night is better than mine.

 

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler PowerDork
7/19/19 2:38 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
SkinnyG said:

Iron Maiden are great story tellers. There is a lot of good history in their songs.

Yup. Add to the list: Aces High. 

And Run To The Hills.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/19/19 2:40 p.m.

And because I have Maiden playing in the office today, one more video. (Also, check out who's flying the Fokker.)

 

llysgennad
llysgennad Reader
7/19/19 3:37 p.m.

I like IM, but only in small doses. Good show, I'm sure

The Spitfire suspended like that reminds me of U2's Zooropa tour, when they had all the Trabants swinging around on mechanical arms, being used as spotlights.

 

SkinnyG
SkinnyG UltraDork
7/19/19 5:02 p.m.
Tom_Spangler said:
David S. Wallens said:
SkinnyG said:

Iron Maiden are great story tellers. There is a lot of good history in their songs.

Yup. Add to the list: Aces High. 

And Run To The Hills.

And Paschendale

Jay_W
Jay_W Dork
7/20/19 12:47 a.m.

And Where Eagles Dare and Alexander the Great and Murders in the Rue Morgue and.....

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/20/19 6:47 p.m.
loumash
loumash New Reader
8/2/19 9:19 a.m.

I was at the show last night, awesome show!!

Antihero
Antihero SuperDork
8/2/19 10:15 a.m.
SkinnyG said:

Iron Maiden are great story tellers. There is a lot of good history in their songs.

Even songs like The Evil That Men Do has some historical ties. Also one of my favorite Maiden songs too

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